GAZA LIVE BLOG: Horrific Massacre in Meghazi | Jabaliya under Attack | Battles in Khan Younis | 15 Soldiers Killed | Death Toll Climbs – DAY 79

Gaza reels under new massacres carried out by the Israeli army. (Photo: via Eye on Palestine)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

15 Israeli officers and soldiers were killed in a single day, according to the Israeli military. Palestinian Resistance says the number is much higher considering the heavy losses they inflicted on advancing Israeli troops.

As the Israeli military redeploys out of certain areas, it is intensifying its attacks on others, mainly Jabaliya, Nuseirat, and Khan Yunis.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 20,258 Palestinians have been killed, and 53,688 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. 

Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

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Monday, December 25, 09:00 am (GMT+3)


A large number of the dead piling up in the yard of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Israeli bombardment of central Gaza has killed and wounded hundreds.

23 Palestinians reportedly killed as a result of Israeli shelling of a house in Ma’an area, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: 230 US cargo planes and 30 transport ships have arrived in Israel carrying weapons and ammunition since the beginning of the war on October 7.

Monday, December 25, 04:45 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Palestinian media said that the Israeli occupation artillery continues its heavy shelling on the camps of Bureij, Nuseirat and Al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip.

GAZA GOVERNMENT OFFICE: Israeli warplanes have so far carried out more than 50 airstrikes on the Nuseirat, Bureij and Al-Maghazi refugee camps.

Monday, December 25, 02:15 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: The Israeli army carried out three strikes at the vicinity of the European Hospital in Gaza.

Monday, December 25, 01:58 am (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Intense Israeli bombardment of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Monday, December 25, 01:25 am (GMT+3)

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: Israeli aircraft have so far launched more than 50 air strikes on the Nuseirat, Bureij, and Maghazi camps.

AL-JAZEERA: Large numbers of missing people among the rubble of homes in Al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij.

HAMAS: The Maghazi massacre is a new war crime and an extension of the war of extermination.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: “The Israeli occupation is bombing the main roads between the camps in the central region, impeding the arrival of ambulances and civil defense vehicles to the various targeting locations.”

LEBANESE MEDIA: Israeli occupation aircraft launched an air strike on a house on the western outskirts of the town of Markaba, southern Lebanon.

AL-AQSA TV: Fire belts were carried out by Israeli warplanes led to the cutting of the main roads between the Bureij, Al-Maghazi and Al-Nuseirat camps in the central Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: 11 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli bombing east of Khan Yunis.


PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Israeli fighters renewed their violent raids on the Bureij and Al-Maghazi camps in the central Gaza Strip.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: What is happening in Al-Maghazi camp is the annihilation of an entire residential square.

Sunday, December 24, 11:25 pm (GMT+3)

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: An intense Israeli raid is targeting the western area of the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 24, 11:10 pm (GMT+3)


The number of Palestinians killed in ongoing Israeli strikes at Meghazi camp in central Gaza is over 70.

More bodies are still being pulled out from under the rubble.

Most of those killed are women and children.

Sunday, December 24, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)


45 Palestinians killed in a series of Israeli military strikes in Meghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.

Causalities in Israeli strikes at the Ma’an region east of Khan Younis.

Fierce clashes between Palestinian Resistance fighters and Israeli soldiers in the Abu Hamid area in Khan Younis.

Israeli Forces ‘Executed’ Dozens of Elderly People in Gaza – Euro-Med Monitor

Sunday, December 24, 10:00 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: 16 Palestinians killed, and dozens of injuries were killed due to Israeli raids that targeted homes in Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDICA SOURCE (Cited by Al-Jazeera): 22 killed as a result of the continued Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza since dawn today.


We targeted Israeli forces with missiles and anti-personnel bombs and engaged them from zero distance.

Our fighters confirmed the killing of 48 Zionist soldiers, the wounding of dozens and the carrying out of 24 missions during the past 4 days.

We have destroyed 35 military vehicles in whole or in part over the past 4 days.

Our fighters rained down a rocket barrage at the city of Tel Aviv in the center of Israel.

Our fighters destroyed headquarters, command rooms and military crowds with mortars and short-range rockets in all areas of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

UN: The United Nations has estimated that there are about 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced that there are more than 180 births per day in Gaza.

Israel Orders Palestinians to Move into Areas Targeted by Airstrikes – UNRWA

Sunday, December 24, 8:15 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: US semiconductor company NVIDIA has donated $15 million to Israeli organizations.

UNITED NATIONS: There are an estimated 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip.


Israeli aircraft bombed a house near Deir al-Balah camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Several Palestinians were injured in the occupation bombing of a house near the clinic in Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The house of the Ghaben family was targeted by an Israeli raid, and the house of Lal Muslim was destroyed north of the Maghazi camp.

Israeli aircraft bombed a house at the end of Al-Sika Street in Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 24, 7:10 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Casualties reported in an Israeli raid on a house in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

ISRAELI ARMY: We are looking for Hezbollah tunnels along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: we targeted 3 Israeli military vehicles with two RPG shells and a commando attack device in the areas of the Al-Zaytoun and Shejaiya neighborhoods, east of Gaza.

ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU: We will continue fighting until complete victory is achieved.

Sunday, December 24, 6:20 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli army announced the killing of an armored officer in the 79th Battalion during the battles in the northern Gaza Strip.

ANSARALLAH SPOKESMAN: A US warship opened fire at a Yemeni reconnaissance plane in the Red Sea.

Sunday, December 24, 5:30 pm (GMT+3)

UNRWA: We lost 142 members of our crew, most of them with their families.

ISRAELI MEDIA: Two anti-tank missiles were fired from southern Lebanon and landed in the middle of the Margaliot border in Upper Galilee.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted an Israeli force of 10 soldiers inside a building in Juhr al-Dik with an anti-fortified shell, and confirmed that they were killed and wounded.

DIRECTOR OF NASSER HOSPITAL: We treat injuries that may be caused by internationally prohibited weapons.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted a gathering of Israeli soldiers in Honen Castle with appropriate weapons.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: Our fighters sniped 3 Israeli soldiers, one of whom was a major, in the Al-Qasaib neighborhood in the Jabaliya camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: An air strike targeted Beit Hanoun, amid continued aerial and artillery bombardment on northern Gaza since the early morning hours.

Sunday, December 24, 4:15 pm (GMT+3)

REUTERS: A delegation from the Islamic Jihad movement arrived in Cairo to hold talks with Egyptian security officials.

EURO-MED MONITOR: the Israeli army continues to invade schools that have been used as shelters by tens of thousands of displaced people throughout the Gaza Strip.

GAZA CIVIL DEFENSE: We have lost 40 members of our crews since the start of the aggression.

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Galilee and towns in southern Lebanon are bombed

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded as a result of an Israeli bombing near the Palace of Justice, south of Gaza City.

UN: Two mothers are killed every hour in Gaza.

Sunday, December 24, 3:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army fired about 50 artillery shells during the last minutes at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

MEDICAL SOURCE: Emergency Director of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Khalil Al-Dakran, told Al Jazeera that the occupation army carries out field executions on a daily basis throughout the Gaza Strip.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We detonated an anti-personnel device with Israeli force and killed soldiers.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: An anti-tank missile fired from southern Lebanon hit a house in the Avivim settlement in Upper Galilee. No casualties were reported.

HAMAS: Hamas renewed its call on the International Committee of the Red Cross to take action to uncover the fate of hundreds of Palestinians who were kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces from Gaza.

AL-JAZEERA: Several Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing on Old Crescent Street in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, as part of the targeting of homes and hospitals in the city.

Sunday, December 24, 2:30 pm (GMT+3)

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12 (quoting ISRAELI ARMY): This weekend is the toughest since the beginning of the war.

ISRAELI OFFICIALS: “The reason for reducing the pace of air strikes is not pressure from Washington, but rather fear of harming soldiers and prisoners in Gaza.”

GAZA GOVERNMENT MEDIA OFFICE: 103 journalists were killed in the Israeli aggression on Gaza since October 7.

NYT (quoting US officials): “The decision to strike the Houthis has not yet been taken to avoid turning the war in Gaza into a broader regional conflict, and for fear of disrupting the truce between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia.”

AL-JAZEERA: A 5-day march will start on Sunday, from Tel Aviv towards occupied Jerusalem, to demand the liberation of Israeli captives. The march will end on Thursday evening with a demonstration in front of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office.

GAZA HEALTH MINISTRY: 20,424 Palestinians have been killed, and 54,306 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7.

Sunday, December 24, 1:30 pm (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Scores of Palestinians were killed and wounded in an Israeli bombing targeting the area of ​​Al-Rafi’i School and the Namaa Association in Jabaliya Al-Balad.
AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in Upper Galilee.

AL-JAZEERA: Israel intensifies the bombing of areas in Gaza.

ISRAELI AMY: The Israeli army announced the death of a soldier in battles in the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll since yesterday evening to 14.

NETANYAHU: “The war in Gaza exacts heavy costs from us, but there is no escape from it.”

Sunday, December 24, 12:05 pm (GMT+3)

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We targeted a Merkava tank in Jabaliya Al-Balad.

ISRAELI CHANNEL 12: The Israeli army has not yet come close to reducing the capabilities of the Hamas movement.

Sunday, December 24, 11:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Two people were killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted the center of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: The Israeli army requests evacuation of a town in Western Galilee.

UK: We are determined to play our role in repelling attacks that threaten maritime security.

AL-QUDS BRIGADES: We bombed Israeli occupation military crowds in the vicinity of Al-Zalal Mosque, east of Khan Yunis, with a missile barrage and mortar shells.

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES: We targeted two Israeli Merkava tanks with Yassin-105 shells on the outskirts of the Jabalia al-Balad area, north of the Gaza Strip.

IRNIAN OFFICIAL: Israel’s accusations against Tehran of targeting ships in international waters with drones are “a lie, and their goal is political.”

AL-JAZEERA: An Israeli airstrike targeted the Labouneh area in southern Lebanon.

AL-JAZEERA: A Palestinian woman was killed and others were injured in an Israeli bombing on the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 24, 10:30 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Sirens sounded in the Western Galilee.

MAARIV: Maariv newspaper quoted the former Israeli Deputy Chief of Staff as saying, “Continuing the fighting is impossible with a government that is unable to define the goals of the war,” in reference to the Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu.

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH: The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported the closure of a number of settlements in the Galilee, due to what it said were warnings of the launching of anti-tank missiles from Lebanon.

MEDICAL SOURCE: 19 Palestinians were killed in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, due to the continuous Israeli bombing since Saturday evening.

AL-JAZEERA: Two people, including a child, were killed in an Israeli bombing east of Khan Yunis.

IRANIAN NAVY: We are introducing modern military and defense equipment to our forces.

Sunday, December 24, 9:00 am (GMT+3)

AL-JAZEERA: Scores of Palestinians were killed in the town of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

AL-JAZEERA: Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Rafi’i School in Jabalia Al-Balad, north of the Gaza Strip, and that they arrested the men and forced the women out.

AL-JAZEERA: 40 Palestinians were killed, along with dozens of wounded, in Israeli bombing of homes in the central region of the Gaza Strip since Saturday evening.

WSJ (quoting Israeli military analysts): Hamas’ tunnel system hinders Israel’s control over Gaza.

ISRAELI ARMY RADIO: A senior official visited Cairo to discuss a prisoner exchange deal.

HEZBOLLAH: We targeted the Israeli occupation artillery positions in Dishon with missiles, and we achieved a “direct hit.”

YAIR LAPID: “There is no trust between the security and political systems.”

Sunday, December 24, 8:00 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli occupation army said that it monitored the firing of several shells at its positions in the Shebaa Farms on Sunday morning.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: The Israeli occupation army continued its heavy raids on several areas in the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, December 24, 07:10 am (GMT+3)

ISRAELI ARMY: Eight officers and soldiers were killed in ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip.

PALESTINE CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT: Israeli strike targets the Nubrus family home in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

PALESTINIAN MEDIA: Intense fighting between Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli army in the town of Jabaliya in northern Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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